We had the good fortune of connecting with Autumn Kirk-Phillips and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Autumn, what do you attribute your success to?
Perseverance : continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition : the action or condition or an instance of persevering. Not many succeed at their first attempt at anything. People that do succeed are the ones that try over and over again until they reach their goal. To me, perseverance means learning to fail graciously and working through my failures to eventually achieve success. You’ve heard the saying “practice makes perfect” right?! It’s basically the premise of perseverance. The more you do the thing you love the better you will become and eventually achieve exactly what you planned.
What should our readers know about your business?
AKP Fitness is a company that really focuses on the client’s goals. By listening to my client’s needs both mentally and physically, it enables me to assist them in creating an attainable plan that will result in success. It also gives me the opportunity to provide them with support/training/classes to help them achieve it.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oooooh how I love Houston! Where should I begin??? One of my favorite places to eat breakfast in the city is Dish Society. With their farm to table concept, it works super well with my fitness goals. I love being outdoors in Houston so we would definitely make sure to visit Discovery Green and Miller Outdoor Theater. I am a huge social justice/ history buff and would take them to The Holocaust Museum. If you have never been, it is a MUST go! I am such a foodie and love to hop from place to place for small bites. We would stop by Louie Coffee for an amazing Rose Bae Latte (a rose and vanilla infused latte), pop in to Bella Green to share a Fig and Pig pizza, and then head over to my favorite happy hour at Seasons 52 in River Oaks for $5 glasses of wine and yummy dessert shooters! Oh, and I love to dance! We absolutely hit up the nightlife and would start at Fabian’s Latin bites. Their selection of DJs is amazing. Then its on to Club Tropicana. They have recently added a club within the club to provide two different musical experiences. We would end the night dancing (and singing to all of my jams) until the lights come on at Rebar. I call this a visit well spent in Houston!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to give a shoutout to Zumba! In the midst of the Corona Virus pandemic, Zumba worked tirelessly to provide resources for their instructors to continue teaching Zumba classes (virtual) in order to give encouragement, spread love and allow the instructors to continue receiving a source of income. They went above and beyond to make their instructors feel cared for, supported and loved and for that, I am forever grateful.
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